Flee, get you far off, dwell deep, O ye inhabitants of Hazor,
saith the Lord
The same is said to the inhabitants of Dedan, (See Gill on Jeremiah 49:8); for Nebuchadrezzar king of Babylon hath taken counsel against you, and
hath conceived a purpose against you:
had determined upon their destruction, and had consulted and contrived ways and means to effect it; and therefore, since so powerful an enemy had such a design upon them, it was high time to flee, and get as far off as they could, and hide themselves in the caverns of the earth.